Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Understanding stars: How tornado-shaped flow in a dynamo strengthens the magnetic field
Posted on May 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The massive, churning core of conducting liquids in stars and some planets creates a dynamo that […]

New blackbody force depends on spacetime geometry and topology
Posted on May 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—In 2013, a group of physicists from Austria proposed the existence of a new and […]

High voltage for tomorrow's particle accelerator
Posted on May 23, 2017 at 12:09 pm

On behalf of CERN, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a high-tech device for the production […]

Astronomers use bubbles to look for WIMPs
Posted on May 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

Invisible, imperceptible and yet far more common than ordinary matter, dark matter makes up an […]